Vision and Mission

“Almende” is an old Dutch word that can be translated in English as ‘commons’, which is a term used in pre-industrial times to designate those parts of the environment for which customary law exacted specific forms of community respect. People called commons that part of the environment which lay beyond their own thresholds and outside of their own possessions, to which, however, they had recognized claims of usage, not to produce commodities but to provide for the substinence of their households.

Our vision is that the ‘commons’ offered by modern technology will be better used when individuals participate to the ‘global brain’ by applying the principles of self-organization. Our mission is then to create innovative ICT solutions to empower human beings to better organize their lives in an increasingly complex world.

Founded in 2000, we are a Dutch SME based in Rotterdam, working on R&D solutions applying on several domains of ICT. Our staff is very diverse in skills, level of education, and country of origin: this original mix allows us to propose innovative solutions to challenging problems, delivering cutting-edge solutions commercialized via our spin-off companies, all belonging to the ‘Almende Investments’-group.

Our team

We are a diverse team of researchers, developers, and consultants; driven people that want to make self-organization happen.
Andries Stam

Andries Stam

CEO
Kevin Keijzer

Kevin Keijzer

Senior Systems Engineer
Luís Manteigas da Cunha

Luís Manteigas da Cunha

Research Developer
Hans Abbink

Hans Abbink

Founder
Dewi Schippers

Dewi Schippers

Marketeer
Merijn van Tooren

Merijn van Tooren

Researcher/Developer
Peet van Tooren

Peet van Tooren

Founder
Mariët Lakens

Mariët Lakens

Financial Controller
Arjen Kingma

Arjen Kingma

Researcher/developer
Aad Nales

Aad Nales

Partner
Zahra Sedghi Gamechi

Zahra Sedghi Gamechi

Research Developer
Carlos Hermans

Carlos Hermans

Researcher/developer
Kostas van Goor

Kostas van Goor

Partner
Carolyn Langen

Carolyn Langen

Research Engineer
Ludo Stellingwerff

Ludo Stellingwerff

Senior Software Engineer
Jan Kraaijeveld

Jan Kraaijeveld

Senior Consultant

Subsidiaries

Almende has numerous spin-off companies that formed as a result of innovative projects or ideas. These companies are independent but fall under the umbrella of Almende Investments.

ASK-Fast

Multimodal communication
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Sense Health

Digital mental healthcare
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Attenza

Palliative and chronic healthcare
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StandBy Solutions

Location-based accessibility
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Crownstone

Localisation and energy management
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TeamTelefoon

Communication for care teams
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Deal Services

Systems control platform for logistics
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DoBots

Robotics and automation
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Rithm

Tailor-made software and secondment
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